The U.S. COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end on May 11, 2023, one week after the World Health Organization determined that COVID-19 is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On that same day, the Biden-Harris Administration has announced it will end COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees, federal contractors, and international air
Jenifer M. Bologna
Jenifer Bologna is a principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
New York State Department of Health Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Providers Declared Null and Void Because it Conflicts with Public Health Law
On Friday, January 13, 2022, a New York State Supreme Court Judge for Onondaga County struck down the New York State Department of Health regulation mandating certain healthcare professionals be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, declaring the regulation to be “null, void, and of no effect.” (Medical Professionals for Informed Consent, et. al. v. Bassett, et…
COVID-19 ETS May Be Sunsetting But A New Dawn of a New Permanent Standard is Rising
CDC’S COVID-19 Guidance Changes… Again
Since March 2020, COVID-19 rules have been confusing at best. On August 11, 2022, in an effort to streamline the guidance and reflect the current state of the pandemic, the CDC once again issued updated guidance. The new guidance focuses on individual responsibility and is designed to help the public better understand how to…
EEOC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidance to Reflect Current State of COVID-19 in the U.S.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, so does the EEOC’s guidance. On July 12, 2022, the EEOC once again updated its COVID-19 guidance: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws to reflect the pandemic’s changing state. The updated guidance follows CDC’s June 10, 2022 statements regarding…
U.S. Supreme Court Puts OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine-Or-Test ETS Back on Ice
the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard. Read more.
CDC Recommends Shorter Isolation, Quarantine Periods for COVID-19 Infections, Exposures
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it is updating its quarantine and isolation guidance. Read more.
Sixth Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine ETS
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has lifted the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA ETS on COVID-19 vaccination and testing for employers with at least 100 employees. Read more.
CDC Recommends Everyone Wear Masks in Areas With Substantial or High Transmission of COVID-19
In its latest guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone — including individuals fully vaccinated with one of the available COVID-19 vaccines — wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus. It also recommends that everyone get tested following exposure…
Mask On? Mask Off? Mask On? What Employers Need to Know About The New CDC Guidance
The CDC is now recommending that everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus and get tested following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The new CDC guidance also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers,…